Volkswagen mentioned Wednesday it’s partnering with Amazon to develop cloud computing capability aimed toward bettering effectivity and coordination throughout the automaker’s huge world manufacturing unit community.

Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker by unit gross sales with 10.83 million autos offered final yr, says that combining information from its 122 factories will enable it to standardize manufacturing planning and administration of stock. That ought to increase effectivity and decrease prices.

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Volkswagen, which is predicated in Wolfsburg, Germany, mentioned its industrial cloud to be developed with Amazon Net Providers can be an open platform that different corporations comparable to suppliers may be part of.

“We wish to create a rising industrial ecosystem with transparency and effectivity bringing advantages to all involved,” Oliver Blume, VW’s head of manufacturing and in addition of its Porsche model, mentioned in a press release.

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Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Net Providers, was quoted within the Volkswagen assertion as saying that Volkswagen’s industrial cloud “will reinvent its manufacturing and logistics processes.”

Cloud computing means utilizing a community of distant servers related over the web as an alternative of putting in an area server, enabling versatile entry to massive quantities of computing energy. Amazon Net Providers is a part of Amazon.com, Inc., the Seattle-based know-how firm energetic in retail, publishing and TV and movie manufacturing.

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